For those of you who teach in a gifted cluster model (all day, same students, in ALL subject areas), can you help me out? I am really struggling. I've taught Gifted previously, but we had an inclusion class so I taught Gifted, ESE, ESOL and regular Ed. My Gifted kids were not pulled out. I have my Gifted endorsement, and I have all of these ideas and projects, but struggle when it comes to doing what I want to do AND still teaching to all the standard I have to teach. I have a friend who teaches Gifted but she does it as a pull out once a week and really doesn't have to adhere to specific standards as much. At my old school with the inclusion model, I did enrichment projects once a week for an hour. I have the sweetest kids this year (I teach 3rd) and they range from 4-9th grade reading levels. They're amazing, and sweet, and smart, but I really want them to be having fun! They begged me today if we could have 30-40 minutes of uninterrupted reading time every day. I would LOVE to give this to them, but our schedule is jam packed and we have ENRICHMENT where we switch classes for 30 minutes every day. Couple that with ELA, Math, Science/Social Studies (alternating days), and I don't know how to fit it in for them. I'd love to do coding with them, more engineering projects, etc. I asked our Gifted head at county about how other teachers do it at different schools and all she could tell me was that every teacher was different, and there' s no right or wrong way. I asked my principal if I could go shadow another cluster teacher at a different school and she said it wasn't in the budget to hire a substitute. How do you do it? Still teach to the standards (at an accelerated pace, of course) and still do MORE, to stretch them in a super fun way?